Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Modern arabic calligraphic-based logos
by Alkharoubi, Amer, M.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology, 2013, 146; 1548348
Abstract (Summary)

Calligraphy in the Arabic language is an ancient form of communication and a method of documenting history. The Arabic script started in a very simple form with characters similar to each other. However, through the years, many developments have occurred within this form of communication. These developments were created by several artists and calligraphers, which resulted in generating a variety of styles of scripts with unique treatments. Since the twentieth century, these traditional calligraphic styles have started to lose their importance, and the use of modern Arabic calligraphy is becoming more dominant, especially in the fields of modern design such as graphic design. However, traditional Arabic calligraphy still has a noticeable impact on modern Arabic designs. This thesis introduces a new way of understanding the influence of traditional Arabic calligraphy on modern Arabic calligraphic-based logo designs. The process is accomplished by explaining and substantiating these influences in a step-by-step study applied on six selected Arabic calligraphic-based logos. As a conclusion, the study confirms a strong influence of traditional Arabic calligraphy on modern Arabic calligraphic-based logo designs.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ciolek, Nancy A.
Commitee: Hertzson, Joyce, Meader, Bruce Ian
School: Rochester Institute of Technology
Department: Graphic Design
School Location: United States -- New York
Source: MAI 52/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Fine arts
Keywords: Arabic calligraphy, Arabic logos, Calligraphic-based logos, Calligraphy, Graphic design, Modern arabic calligraphic-based logos
Publication Number: 1548348
ISBN: 978-1-303-54882-6
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